In the present situation the issue of the needy people and assisting them is a great importance: Agha mahdi Mahdavipour

Agha mahdi Mahdavipour, the honourable Representative of the Supreme Leader of Iran in India

Very Important Message of Hujjat ul-Islam Agha mahdi Mahdavipour, the honourable Representative of the Supreme Leader of Iran in India regarding the Corona virus epidemic in the world and India.

In the Name of Allah
the All- Compassionate, the All-Merciful

All praise belongs to Almighty Allah, the Creator of the Worlds, Blessings of Allah Almighty on Hazrat Muhammad al-Mustafa (SAWA) and His Holy Ahlulbayt (AS) and the curse on all their enemies.

Holy Qur’an states
We will surely test you with a measure of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth, lives, and fruits;”

The honourable Ulama, the Imams of the Masajids and the Friday Prayers, preachers, reciters, and all the responsible persons of cultural institutions and the associations of the Masajids and Husainiyeh in India are fully aware that today the whole world is suffering from a general tribulation from the Corona Virus pandemic named Covid-19.
This world wide pandemic so far have claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people and affected more than million people in the world and this pandemic is spreading with fast speed.The Corona virus which is invisible but have brought the most powerful countries on their knees.All the potentials of the most advanced countries in the world have failed and have vanquished the arrogance and vanity of all the Super Powers.You can witness the highly critical situation of countries like USA, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Britain.

The outbreak of this pandemic in the Islamic Republic of Iran have resulted in unity and solidarity of the nation and under the command of the Supreme Leader of Iran Hazrat Ayatullah al-Uzma Khamenei all the people in Iran have been mobilised and numerous people based institutions have come to the aid of the government to help the people affected by the pandemic. During last one month many important events have occurred in Iran and the production of the medical and hygiene products have increased by hundred fold. Some of those medical and hygiene products and items one month ago were imported but due to their mass production Iran have gained self sufficiency in these products.

India due to the outbreak of the pandemic in the world is also facing difficulties and in this challenging situation I request you to focus on this points.

1– It is obligatory for all the Ulama and the officials of the religious institutions and associations to take utmost care of hygiene and health measures and precautions to combat the pandemic.As per the Islamic injunctions safeguarding the health of the body is obligatory and it is necessary to safeguard themselves from all type of diseases and illnesses which inflict damage to the body. Due to this reason fasting in the holy month of Ramadan which is a religious obligation but the health and the safety of the fasting person is taken into consideration.If fasting is injurious to the health of a person then it is not obligatory for that person.Thus, it is very important to take all the precautionary measures during the outbreak of the pandemic and any lapse in this regard is forbidden by the injunctions of the Islamic laws.

2-In the present situation the issue of the needy people and assisting them is of great importance and urgency. Those people who before were poor and needy and most of them now have even lost their meager source of income abd they are dignified persons. Thus, it obligatory for all the honourable Ulama to establish a committee in the place where they reside in order to help and assist the poor, needy and affected people of their locality.

They should invite the well to do and wealthy persons of their locality to render necessary help to the poor and needy people. Allah Almighty will bless their wealth and will protect their properties.

3- Beside maintaining proper hygiene and health, special attention should be given to the supplication and invocations, invoking divine help, pleading to the Holy Prophet (SAWA) and his Holy Ahlulbayt (AS).Everybody should be in the state of supplication and invocation, the Ziyarat Ashura, Hadith Kisa, Ayat al-Kursi and the Seventh Supplication from the Sahifah Sajjadiyah should be recited regularly. Likewise the Duas recommended by the honourable Ulama in India should also given due attention.

In conclusion, I on behalf and representative of the Supreme Leader of Iran give the permission to the Momineen so that they can give the full portion of Sahm Sadaat and half of the Sahm Imam(AS) as the help to the poor and needy in this condition.

Mahdi Mahdavipour

Representative of the Supreme Leader of Iran in India
New Delhi.